{ A warm hug on the inside }

“Hot cocoa is like…”

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Renee – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup / Applier – Winter Blush – Izzie’s **FREE GIFT**

Hair/Scarf – Handknit Muffler+Nao(Rare b) hair female – Sleepy Eddy **NEW** @TheArcade

Hat – Cat Beanie (charcoal) – (Milk Motion)

Top(s) – Irina Suit Jacket, Leda Hoodie Sleeveless, Adele Short Sleeves – ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Silvia Ripped Boyfriend Jeans – ADDAMS

Other / Appliers – Nordica Leggings (cranberry) – Alaskametro<3

Shoes – Skates (white) – N-Core

Other – Gushi Gloves – …Mutresse…

Scene

Hot Cocoa Stand Gacha: Complete Set – Sway’s **NEW** @TheArcade

Holly’s Home Gacha: Wooden Christmas Tree (white) – The HIVE **NEW** @TheArcade

Stack of Blankets – Vespertine

Old Lanterns – [we’re CLOSED]

{ Welcome to the Dead & Breakfast }

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Dark and morbid yet elegantly gothic..

..the Dead & Breakfast Inn invites you to come stay for fright or two.  

Eat, drink and be scary!  The company and accomodations are to die for!  

This is our busy season so please remember to book a head.  

Warning!! Abundance of pictures ahead! I had a bit too much fun getting into the Halloween spirit this past weekend and put together a creepy version of a vintage Bed & Breakfast with all the wonderfully spooky creations that were out in Second Life this past month.  HauntedInn-Entry_FINAL

Entryway / Guest Book

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Dining Room / Entertaining Area

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Sitting Room / Lobby

PicMonkey Collage

Details in Review

Come and stay if you dare…

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CREDITS

Outside / Exterior

House – Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny *tinted texture

Dead & Breakfast Sign & Halloween Pumpkin Candleholders – DRD

Scarecrow – [ zerkalo ] **NEW**

Back to Black Gacha: Cemetary Gate – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stone Wall – Kalopsia

Graves & Old Trees (brown) – L12

Stoney Path – [DDD]

Entryway

TAG Gacha: Secretaire (RARE) – [Deadwool]

TAG Gacha: Hotel Paranoia – Black Jack (coatrack) – Remarkable Oblivion

TAG Gacha: Cuddle Creepers – Rip the Skele-dog (RARE) – Jian

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Dead & Breakfast Sign – [Brixley]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Suitcase Pile & Wall/Floor bloody textures – DRD

Worn Luggage Bag – Apple Fall

Writer’s Room Gacha: Oil Lamp – Pixel Mode

Rolltop Desk Set Accessories – [noctis]

Dining Room

Halloween Decor Set: Console, Ghost Frame, Skull, Donuts, Eyes Jar, Candles, Halloween Flags, Dining Table, Chairs, Bench, Rose Vase, Blood Bottle & Glasses – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Lenore Set: (dead) Roses, Rug, Candlesticks, Cabinet (white), Table & Urn – Mudhoney

TAG Gacha – Spiderweb Rocking Chair – {vespertine}

TAG Gacha – Gothic Diva: Abstract Sculpture – NOMAD

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Creepy Doll (minus chair) – DRD

TAG Gacha – Dining with Death: Skelly Dinner Guest (eat), Table Settings – *Shai*

Back to Black Gacha: Chandalier – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boney Candle Holders – Schadenfreude **NEW** @C88

Witching Hour Candy Apples – {What Next} **NEW** @C88

Baxter Cake Stand w/Cupcakes – The Loft **NEW** @C88

Garden Gacha: Old Book Pile – {anc}

Broken Antique Mirrors – Medieval Fantasy

Body under Blood Stained Rug – House of Avro

Relaxed Roman Shades – Mudhoney

Arcade Love Curtain Pane – Scarlet Creative

Sitting Room

Back to Black Gacha: Sofa (RARE), Chair, Rug, Drawers, Light (candelabra), Pumpkins – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Halloween Decor: Frames – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Family Tree – {vespertine}

Halloween Bottles – DRD

Musical Clock Gacha: Perpetuum Mobile – [ContraptioN]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Chandelier w/webs – DRD

Door Curtains – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

 Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CATWA

Skin/Appliers – TAG Gacha: Bloody Ghost 6 w/Bloody Hands – [theSkinnery]

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Zombie Eyes (red) – .{PSYCHO.Byts}.

Hair – Rhea – AMACCI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Vanessa Dress Black (RARE) – FAIDA & Fallen Gods

Sweet November Gacha: Mink Fur (gray) – Silvery K. **NEW** @GachaGarden

TAG Gacha – Victorian Mourning Hat (Mystery RARE) – Kalopsia

Jewelry – Anais Necklaces/Chokers/Ring – Plastik **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hocus Pocus Gacha: Mr. Bigglesworth (gray) – Birdy

Poses by Manifeste & Kirin

**Please Note any items from Wayward Halloween and TAG Gachas may not be available in stores right away to play.. Mystery RARES are exclusive to the event during it’s duration only**

{ What makes a happy home }

I’ve been making a new home in SL the last couple weeks… in between trying to get work done on other things.  Before this I would log in on a platform in the sky somewhere surrounded by pose stands and random objects.  I bet many of you know this scenario well.  Those that do photography or blog, or even build… logging into a platform is pretty common. I would set a scene on this corner or that, take a photo, tear it down… it was always just temporary.  It’s been almost a year since I’ve had anything that resembled a real home in SL that actually stuck around, a place where I could invite people and say “this is my place” and not be embarrassed by the barren wasteland that I paid tier on every month.  So it was time to lay down roots and move in.  The fall always inspires me to decorate, in both RL and SL… as even my RL home is full of the warmth of fall colors.  I love the earthy browns and natural textures and fabrics, distressed pieces, and knotty wood floors.. and lots of windows dappled with sunlight.

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On a cool crisp day with the leaves rustling just outside, there is still a cozy home full of warmth, where lazy puppies snooze and curious kitties play. Oh!  And there is always a steamy cup of coffee waiting for me…

…In my dreamy autumn home.  My happy happy home.

CREDITS

Meribel House (RARE) – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

Meribel Day Sofa – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

 Love Curtain with Pole – Scarlet Creative **from past Arcade Gacha

Sleepy Puppy (RARE) – Ispachi **NEW** @The Arcade

Breakfast Tray – Ispachi **NEW** @The Arcade

Cats in Motion #5 and #9 – (Fashionably Dead) **NEW** @The Arcade

Stacked Envelopes, leaf herbarium book, knitting basket – {vespertine} **NEW** @The Arcade

Gilt Frame, Frame Shelf, Carriage Shelf – Apple Fall **NEW** @The Arcade

Strung Branch Pendant Light, Recycled Wood Parquet Table, White Iris – Apple Fall **NEW** @C88

Pumpkin Clonch (Colours) – Apple Fall **NEW** @H&G Expo RFL Item

Milan Lounge (Crisp Linen), “Home Sweet Home” Heart, Reading Pile 25, Fashion Trunk (Classical) – Apple Fall

Leather Pouffes (cafe & chestnut), Floorwood Table, Cigars – Zigana **NEW** @TMD

White Rug – Zigana

Holden Radiator – [ARIA] **NEW** @FaMESHed

Gretchen Vintage Rug (cream) – [ARIA] **from past Arcade Gacha

Old School Wire Baskets – Sari-Sari **NEW** @The Arcade

Radio 1A579-A – Seven Emporium **NEW** @The Arcade

Old Floor Lamp (bronze) – Tarte. **NEW** @The Arcade

Constance Potted Orchids – DIGS

La Petite Joie Cafe – Hat Rack – 8f8 **NEW** @The Arcade

Engineer Boots (Dark Brown) – (Sleep Eddy) **from past Arcade Gacha

Artist’s Cabinet – Cheeky Pea **past FLF Item

{ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes } Book Meme

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Firstly the big news here is ARCADE IS OPEN!!!  Yes, I’m late on the announcement but I’ve been pretty side-tracked with starting back to school at the beginning of this year.  It’s been requiring a great deal of my time and so I’ve had to step back from SL considerably, however, I couldn’t miss out on Arcade.  It’s truly one of my favorite events, but omgosh I just can’t ever control my spending.  Each round overwhelms me with the cuteness and creativity and I want ALL THE THINGS!  So here I had to show off to you this wonderful set of book inspired pieces from Vespertine… The bookstore building is the perfect little reader’s hideaway to become immersed into your imagination.  Make sure you take a peek at my credits below to see all the other great items that you can find at Arcade, with the exception of my outfit which is a new release from GizzA!  This dress is sexy yet flirty and can take on a casual look or go more ‘night out on the town’ as it’s available in a non-argyle more glitzy fabric as well.  The neck cowl is also optional.

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Since Ms. Strawberry Singh decided to do a book meme last week coinciding with my very literary blogpost, I thought I’d go ahead and take part!  So here you go…

  1. Are you a bookworm? – Sadly no.  I actually envy those that read regularly, getting lost in a book for hours.  I remember doing that as a young teen.  Reading a whole book in a day, but nowadays I’m lucky if i make it to page 20 without falling asleep.  I suppose it depends on the subject matter though.  I just rarely have time to do it.  And I’m one of those unfortunate people that can’t read on a plane or in a car due to motion sickness.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I think either hardcover or paperback would be my choice.  I haven’t really tried to get into electronic formats.  I have an iPad but have never downloaded a book for it.  I do read a lot of articles or magazines electronically just not books.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – Hmmm well this has changed several times over the years when I did take time to read.  But I admit I have a bit of a naughty streak for literature.  My current book is from “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice and they were recommended to me by a friend who knew I had a penchant for the risque.  They are very.. graphic yet intriguing to me.  Prior to that collection my favorite was Nicci French’s “Killing Me Softly” which is an erotic thriller.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – I really love kids’ books too.  Dr. Seuss was always a long time favorite author, particularly “Fox in Socks”. I’ve read it so much that I’m pretty fast at all the tongue-twisters.  I also love the Pigeon book series by Mo Willems because they are interactive.  And I love reading aloud to little ones using silly voices and stuff. 😛
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 from above)
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks, and Dr. Seuss
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Pearl by John Steinbeck .. I read it in the 8th grade but the story is still very much embedded in my mind.  It really emphasized to me the darkness of greed and how one decision can impact your entire life.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Well I guess you can tell I really enjoy the erotic novels, but ever since I was young I also loved suspense/mystery/thrillers because they keep my attention and excitement.  I do also love Romance /Drama because of the feels.  I don’t get into non-fiction lest I feel like I’m reading a textbook for school.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – I don’t think I have a major opinion on this.  I know a lot of people get really upset about movies butchering books, but perhaps I don’t analyze it to that extent.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – I’m sure I have… however I tend to prefer reading an excerpt of the text to get a feel for the writing style and the type of reading it is to see if I think I will like it.  A beautiful cover will always garner attention though.
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Mostly through Amazon.  I used to shop Borders or Barnes and Noble but there isn’t really one that convenient to where I live right now.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Yes, but usually more so for my children.
  13. How many books do you own? – Probably about 20-25.  Not too many really.  It’s definitely something I wish I did more of.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The social factor.  I find it very interesting what motivates people to seek out others through a virtual world platform and all the different ways you can enjoy that interaction and how fulfilling that can be for people.

I will admit this meme was a little difficult for me because I’m not as much of a bookworm as I’d like to be.  Maybe that’s something I can remedy in the future… there is something very relaxing and magical about being lost in a book I think.  If you’d like to take part in this meme, check out Berry’s Blog for more information!  Happy Reading!

Bookstore-Inside

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Mimi (#8) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Makeup – Mimi Lipgloss (#15) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Belted Dress (Argly Plum) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Boots – Lauren Wedge Boots (leaf) – League

Bracelets – La Cubelle Fashionista MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Fameshed

POSES / SCENE

Rumi #6  – Kirin Poses **NEW**

Bookworm’s Nest Set (complete) – Vespertine **NEW** @Arcade

Ikat dhurrie rug (kohl) – Zaara **NEW** @Arcade

Ruffled Rug – Apple Fall **NEW** @Arcade

CopyCat Art – (NO) **NEW** @ Arcade

Dear John Set – Old Radio, John’s Cabinet (RARE) – O.M.E.N. **NEW** @Arcade

Bric-a-Brac Desk – Phone (RARE) – .aisling. **NEW** @Arcade

Potted Plant & Weeds – Zigana **NEW** @Arcade

Bike (RARE) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Tabby Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

 

{ His and Hers } Featuring oOo Studio for FLF

I’m gonna hold back writing a novel of a blogpost this time around in order to get these pics out before FLF is officially over.  I have lots more ideas to get out and never enough time to bring them to life in picture-format let alone blog them!  So make sure you stop over to pick up a little HIS and HERS style poses at oOo Studio this round.  There is still some time to catch the tail end of the Men’s Department as well if you like what’s styled on HIM.  For HER, the main ensemble is from DRIFT where Kalli has out some really great new fall knits and wool fabrics and patterns for the off the shoulder top and mini skirt as seen here, as well as a minidress.  All her items are HUD texture change to keep inventory mess to a minimum and changing your clothes easy peasy.

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 P.S. There were no toads kissed in the making of this photograph.  Despite whatever he tells you.  He’s read too many fairytales. 😛

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CREDITS

ON HER

Skin – Amberly (America 12) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Falling for You (Dark Browns) MESH – Exile

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Top – Cold Shoulder Sweater MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Skirt – Mode Mini MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Tights – Knit Tights (tinted) – INDI

Shoes – Rider Boots (Black) MESH – H.O.F. (past Gacha)

Jewelry – Jazz Hands Frog Necklace (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer (past Gacha)

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HIM

Skin – Theo T6 – Clef de Peau  **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Hair – Jay (black browns) MESH – [monso] **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Eyes – Sunrise Eyes (Grey) – FASHISM

Top – The Fall Cardigan w/scarf MESH – Etham **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 (Plaid 05) MESH – Kal Rau

Shoes – Mason Brogues MESH – Ispachi

Glasses – STEAM (Earth) MESH – * S O R G O  **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Umbrella Pose / Prop for Him MESH – What Next

Slink Rigged MESH Hands

POSES

His – Zachary Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

Hers – Autumn Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

HER SCENE

Reading Stump – Vespertine **NEW** @The Garden

Puertorican Toad – Beetlebones **NEW** Gacha @Wizarding Faire

HIS SCENE

Lattice Fence – Botanical **NEW**

Bench – Fanatik

Firepit – Dutchie

{ A Weekend Away at The Lodge }

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It’s no secret that I could use a vacation.  I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for quite a while now.  I would love to have a place to go to retreat in RL, but for now, all I have is SL and the imagination to create what might be the getaway that I need in the moment.  Perhaps I can live vicariously through my photos and pretend that I’m really there… enjoying the sounds of nature, the nearby creek, the birds singing, and the crackling of the fire, while the steam from my coffee tickles my nose as I take a sip while curling up in a cozy chair to read.  To do… nothing for a while.  It’s a beautiful things sometimes… to do nothing.  Even better when you can do nothing with someone else who enjoys doing nothing along with you.

Maybe one day I’ll get away….

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CREDITS

ON HER – BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 09) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Marleen (gingers) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HER – OUTFIT

Top – Novella Knit Sweater (cream) MESH – ::{u.f.o}:: **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lou Lou Denim (dark 1) – Mon Tissu

Socks – My Leg Warmers (khaki) MESH – [monso] **NEW**

Shoes – Allison Boots (Nutmeg) MESH – fri.day **NEW**

Jewelry – Royal Autumn Forest Acorn Necklace & Ring MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Boston Glasses (tortoiseshell) MESH – {Sleepy Eddy} **NEW** @The Chapter Four

ON HIM – OUTFIT

Top – Highneck Sweater (olive) MESH – Gabriel **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 MESH – Kal Rau

POSES

The Lodge Couples Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for Poser Pavilion @TLC

SCENE – OUTSIDE

Watcher’s Cabin (Green) – The Loft **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

Mums – Mudhoney

Car – Quatrelle – [aR]

Suitcases – Machinarium Suitcase – Vespertine (Gacha)

Suitcases – Mini leather suitcase – (Milk Motion) (Gacha)

Suitcases – Bon Voyage stacked suitcases – Tres Blah (Gacha)

Grass – KIDD (Dark Meadows)

Trees – Sugar Maples – Botanical & Birch & Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye

Golden Labrador – Zooby’s

SCENE – INSIDE

Rug (native) – Zigana

Attic Table, Anthropologie Lamp, Grandpa’s Skis (**NEW**for The Garden @TLC) – Vespertine

Coffee to-go – Atelier Kresno

Fall Delights Cappuccino – O.M.E.N. (Gacha)

Folded Newspaper – Meli Imako

Hanging Line with Pictures – Trompe Loeil

Woodstock – Apple Fall (Gacha)

Blinds (teak) – LISP

Leather Wingback Chair – Culprit **NEW** @The Mens’ Department

Classic Pouf (cow skin) – [bauwerk] **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

{ Sugar Rush }

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If there’s one thing I love about The Arcade, there’s usually never a shortage of absolutely delicious foodie things!  This year was no exception with PILOT‘s very inspiring Candy Bar and Milk & Cookies Bar sets!  Add to that, digging through my inventory and finding many past arcade items such as the Pastry Mania set from Tres Blah, and I knew there was a Sweet Shoppe theme about to happen.  So one mini-city build later, here we are in my very own Candy-Crush-worthy scene surrounded by all the sugary goodness one could hope for.  And did I mention lots of PINK??? I’m a girl who loves pink and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus all this gave me an excuse to go buy the super sweet Sunday tee over at DRIFT which was perfect for my yummy pic.  Have I made you hungry yet with all my food references? Here, Eat a Cupcake! 😀

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some frosting on my lips to clean up.  *blushes*

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #6 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Just a Reason (Wild Fusion 2 – RARE) MESH – Exile **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Messy Mouth w/Sprinkles – Sugar Heart

OUTFIT

Top – Sunday Tee (Cupcake) MESH – DRIFT

Bottoms – Summer Shorts (Preppy Plaid) MESH – DRIFT

Earrings – Tea & Cupcakes (Silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Colour Blocking Minimalism (Mint & Chocolate) MESH – Tee*fy

Shoes – Espadrilles (Cupcakes Special Edition) MESH – Gos Boutique

Purse – The Donut Bag (Strawberry) MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

SCENE / POSES

Building – Unicorn (white) MESH – +Sanctuaire+

Candy Bar & Milk & Cookies Bar Sets – PILOT **NEW** @The Arcade

Golf Cart (Palm Spring) – {What Next} **NEW** @The Arcade

Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart, Garden Café Table & Chairs (pink/green),

Zig Zag Rug & Café Sandwich Board – {What Next}

Barbara Ann Lamps (ice), Dairy Milk Cans & Color Block Curtains – Floorplan.

Ice Cream Art & Summer Garden Stool – Marmalade Jam

Let Them Eat Cake & Nom Nom Nom Pic, Mesh Blinds – LISP

Assorted Vintage Cakestands – Vespertine

Broken Birdcage (teal) – Vespertine (past Arcade Gacha)

Pastry Mania (assorted items) – Tres Blah (past Arcade Gacha)

Petit Cakestand (on table) – Culprit

Photo Booth – Scarlett Apple (past Arcade Gacha RARE)

Cupcake (in hand) – BROCCOLI

Lana Pose #1 – KIRIN Poses (used in full body pic)

Yui Pose #4 – KIRIN Poses (w/ slight adjustment in close-up)

{ A Bird’s Song } FLF & FaMESHed

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When I would play my song
You used to sing along.
I always seem to forget
How fragile are the very strong.
I’m sorry I can’t steal you
I’m sorry I can’t stay
So I put band-aids on your knees
And watch you fly away

I’m sending you away tonight
I’ll put you on a bird’s strong wing
I’m saving you the best way I know how
I hope again one day to hear you sing

You know we’re not so far away
Get on a boat, get on a train
And if you ever think you’re drowning
I’ll try to slow the rain
In two years or so
Drop me a line
Write me a letter
I hope to find you’re doing better, better than today, better everyday

I’m sending you away tonight
I’ll put you on a bird’s strong wing
I’m saving you the best way I know how
I hope again one day to hear you sing
I’m saving you the only way that I know how
I hope again one day to hear you sing
I hope again one day to see you bring your smile back around again

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Harley (Peach) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eyelids MESH – Slink

Hair/Hat – Jill (Gingers02) MESH – Truth

Rigged MESH Hands & Rigged Barefeet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – All Tied Up (Yellow) MESH – Sugar Button Boutique

Bottom – Denim White Tulle Skirt (Dirty blue) MESH – Baiastice **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Kasey Boots (brown) MESH – LaRoo **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – San Remo Bangles (Gold Aged) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Window to My Heart (Short – Gold) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

POSES & PROPS

Lattice Fence Set MESH – Botanical **NEW** @FaMESHed

Fabric Bird (Songbird Red) MESH – Vespertine

Classical Guitar (Floral) MESH – Standby Inc. **NEW**

Melody – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

{ The Color Purple } More Love Donna Flora!

Although I was away from SL, Plurk and blogging for the past week and a half while family was in town visiting, I am glad I didn’t miss the chance to get back and blog some of these items I had picked up at the Love Donna Flora! Event in support of Squinternet Larnia.  The event is still going on until August 11th and some of the items are exclusive to this event so they won’t be sold in stores after that time.  So I do encourage you, if you haven’t been over to the sim… stop in to check it out!  I know what you’re thinking, do you reaaaaallly need more stuff?? (Yes of course you do, if I have to have an SL closet bursting at the seams, so do you!)  But seriously, even if you’re not interested in shopping the event itself, perhaps you’d consider just monetarily helping support a fellow SLer, designer/creator who, just like you, is a real person beyond the computer screen who is battling one of life’s biggest adversaries: cancer.  Every little contribution can help ease the financial burden she is facing in keeping her store afloat as well as trying to find alternative medicines in fighting this deadly disease. 

To read more about Squinternet’s journey and see the amazing support of the SL community rallying for her, read the Love Donna Flora! blog HERE.

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I chose the color purple for this blogpost because 1. the monkey was purple and how could I not do a post including him and his cuteness and 2. the Love Donna Flora logo itself was purple and I felt that was somewhat symbolic.  Purple is a color often associated with royalty and really, when it comes to all things vintage in SL, Donna Flora IS the queen.  For those who are of a spiritual nature, the color purple is also synonymous with suffering and patient endurance.  Considering the scope of what Ms. Larnia is going through in her life, that too seems quite appropriate.  And lastly, it is also a color that signifies honor and victory and sacrifice (i.e. the Purple Heart).  May it also be true for Ms. Larnia that though this journey is full of sacrifice, I pray she comes out a winner in her own battle.  And I hope she feels the love and support of all of us cheering her on along the way.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Lulu (Arctic 02 D) – Glam Affair **NEW** @LDF

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes (Aqua) – Insufferable Dastard **NEW** @LDF

Hair – Mana (Brown Diamond) MESH – D!va **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Naomi (Purple) MESH – MOLiCHiNO **NEW** @LDF

Bottoms – Swinbourne Shorts (Purple) MESH – MOLiCHiNO **NEW** @LDF

Jewelry – Midsummer Blossom Earrings (blue) MESH – (Yummy) **NEW**

Watch – Gloria – Donna Flora

Misc – Lavendar Monkey (black) MESH – *MishMish* **NEW** @LDF

POSE / PROP

LDF Set 2 (Pose 9) – Flash Friendly Poses **NEW** @LDF

Furniture – Colette Armchair (violet) MESH – {Vespertine} **NEW** @LDF

**Please note I have stopped including links to the individual stores listed, due to time constraints.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any trouble locating a particular store that I have listed in the style credits. 

Thanks so much for your understanding!

{ Like a Virgin } My 10 SL Firsts Meme

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This is a blog about firsts and it’s fitting that this is actually the very *first* blog meme I’ve participated in as well (So thank you very much Strawberry Singh for being my First)!  I was rather stoked that it coincided with some rather cool 80s throwback charm jewelry by (Yummy) released at Collabor88 this round  that totally inspired me to do a full on set from the era of my youth.  I hope those of you that grew up in the 80s can appreciate the nostalgia going on in here.  I fully admit to having far too much fun putting it all together and was amazed at all the awesome retro stuff out there in SL (in mesh even!). I could have totally kept going but resisted on account of it turning out to look like a scene out of “Hoarders” 1980 style.

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And so without further ado… Let’s go back in time to my virginly days in SL and I’ll tell you a little about my 1st experiences.  No judging allowed! LOL

  1. First SL Friend: Pixie, I met her on Help Island my first day in SL and we went through all the tutorials together and then ventured into the great unknown of the metaverse.  We stayed friends for a few years even through many weddings and lots of drama, but ultimately we grew apart.
  2. First SL Kiss: Pixie LOL (I was experimenting!! and welp, someone had to hop on those poseballs with me!)
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: uh… yeah I think I will refer to question #2. and it was on a piano. 😛
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: I have only ever had one partner in SL and his name is Bio Flow.  I met him my first month in SL at Sweethearts Jazz Club and when I found out he was Aussie, I might’ve got a wee bit excited thinking about his accent.  But we were together in SL for 3.5 years (which is like 35 years in SL) and did the whole big wedding thing, and even a vow renewal after some rocky times.
  5. First SL Job: My first official job which I usually dismiss was as a store model for Damage Clothing… I basically stood on some sexy pose stand wearing their clothes and talking to people that came in the store.  It was crap for money and didn’t last long.  I moved onto being a Hostess at Sweethearts and then to being a Photographer.
  6. First SL Creation: A pillow.  And I remember it was fugly but functional. I even learned how to add a sit script in it.  I was so proud of myself.
  7. First Encounter with a Linden: I believe it was summer of 2008 while working at Sweethearts, but I don’t remember which Linden it was that popped over.  Nor did I really understand who they were… I think I actually believed all the Lindens were related at first.  LOL like this whole family is running SL.  Yes, I’m a dork.
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity: omgosh I really don’t even know on this one, I’ve come in to contact with quite a few designers or creators but probably didn’t realize at the time even.  I think it was probably Agnes Finney of My Precious because I won a photo contest for her store back in January 2009 and they held a party to celebrate the winners.  I remember trying to be all professional and not act like a noob fangirl…. but in the end, I don’t necessarily buy into the SLebrity thing.  We’re all just people behind a computer.  I do however have great respect and admiration for the talents of many people in SL.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: Hmm… It’s a toss up between The SL Botanical Gardens and Inspire Space Park.  I frequented many gardens in my initial days after discovering that SL wasn’t just a series of nude beaches, this one always had lots of different nooks and things to explore and I always found it a fun, peaceful retreat.  It was a friend that introduced me to Inspire and I was immediately in awe.  I mean, how cool is it when you can float through space watching the planets pass by while listening to trippy music like some psychedelic Disney ride in Tomorrowland!!
  10. First SL Blog Post: Well considering I’m new to blogging, it wasn’t that long ago really. March 21st, 2013 was my first official day as a blogger and my post was about New Beginnings.  Nothing out of the ordinary except my attempt at not overly editing photos as I’m accustomed to doing.  And I’m still as excited about doing it as I was then.

Well thanks for reading… I totally want to go roller skating now.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (HI-C w/teeth)Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Julia (Gingerbread) MESHWasabi Pills **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Rachel Ruffle Sweater (Chocolate) MESHTee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lovisa Ruffle Mini Skirt (Splash) MESH Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – 80s Heels MESH HOC Industries

Hosiery – Overknee Socks (white – tinted) – Izzie’s

Bracelets – Sugar Candy Bangles (Orange) MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Junk Food Charm Necklace, Earrings and Ring MESH(Yummy) **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Hoopin Hula Hoop (polypro pink) MESH[Decoy] **NEW**

SCENE

Nick’s Futon MESH.lame

Feeny Food Tray MESHPilot

Sculpted Rug Beige II – Izzie’s

Floor Lamp MESHfloorplan.

Vintage Motel TV & Retro Orange Flip Clock MESHHypoxia

Mayfair Trunk & The Anywhere Lawnchair* (brown) MESH{What Next} (*from past Arcade)

Vintage Roller Skates (Disco White) MESHThe Secret Store (from past Arcade)

Playing Games Console MESH:Cheeky Pea:

Uni-ee! Unicorn Plushie (Rainbow) MESH~silentsparrow~

Machinarium suitcase (yellow) MESH{vespertine} (from past Arcade)

Tredpro Super Tape 2 Cassette Recorder & Cassettes – Marketplace

Neon Sunglasses MESHHOC Industries

Posters & Magazines (part of the Atari 2600 Collection) – Marketplace

POSES

(with hula hoop prop) Lookbook 7 – oOo Studio **NEW**

(close up) Girls 627 – *Everglow* **NEW**